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dc.contributor.authorToohey, Kristineen_US
dc.contributor.editorLucie Thibaulten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:59:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:59:04Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-11-16T06:40:47Z
dc.identifier.issn08884773en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/23153
dc.description.abstractSince 1972, there has been an association between terrorism, violence, and the Olympic Games. The events of September 11, 2001, however, clearly reescalated concerns about the Games being a terrorist target. This conceptual article discusses the theories of the risk society and the precautionary principle to understand and interpret how visitors to the most recent Summer Games, Athens 2004, framed their decision to attend. Consistent with risk theory, a strong public and financial commitment to safety at the Games was evident, with the organizers undertaking wide-ranging large-scale risk management initiatives. Athens attendees, while displaying tenets of risk aversion and engagement with a discourse of fear, also showed resilience, resistance, and indifference to potential terrorism threats. Implications for both theory and practice are noted.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRainer Martensen_US
dc.publisher.placeChampaign, Illinoisen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://journals.humankinetics.com/jsm-back-issues/JSMVolume22Issue4July/MegaEventsFearandRiskTerrorismattheOlympicGamesen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom451en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto469en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Sport Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode159999en_US
dc.titleMega events, Fear and Risk: Terrorism at the Olympic Gamesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Managementen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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